Episode of the 1954-1955 TV series "Meet Corliss Archer" called 'Dexter the Helper'. In this episode, Dexter tries to fix Corliss' window, with hilarious results. This series aired for one season in first-run syndication, and is now public domain. Starring Ann Baker, Mary Brian, John Eldredge, and Bobby Ellis. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, 1950's, Television, 50s, 1950s, Fifties, Sitcom, Sitcoms
William S. Hart's melodramatic film finds Buster in the frozen north, "last stop on the subway." He uses a wanted poster as his partner in robbing a gambling house. When he thinks he spies his wife making love to another man he shoots them both only to learn it isn't his cabin after all. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Watch with Mother - Rag, Tag and Bobtail: Snowballs British show for young children first shown as part of the ‘Watch with Mother’ strand. First transmitted on the BBC on the 25th November 1954. Written by Louise Cochrane. In the Public Domain under the UK 50 year broadcast copyright laws. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Children, BBC, Watch with Mother, 1950’s
Episode of the 1954-1955 sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer" called 'Male Ego'. This episode is slightly ahead of it's time; Whether that's a good or bad thing is up to you to decide. The cast mainly did New York stage work, despite the distinctly "TV for those who love TV" feel of the show. Indeed, Ann Baker hardly did any other TV work after this, despite obviously being a good actress. Mary Brian was a former silent film star. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom
Episode of the 1954-1955 sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer" called 'Dexter's Masquerade Costume'. This originally aired either 1954 or 1955. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Sitcom, 50s, 50's, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties
Misc episode of the 50's TV series "You Asked For It", featuring a America's tallest man(?), largest star sapphire in the world, and a frightning attack by a python, among other things. Not "reality TV" but not quite a documentry either, falling somewhere between the two genres. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Documentry, Documentries, Ephemeral,...
Another misc episode of the 50's TV series "You Asked For It", featuring a diver and an octopus, a theremin player, special effects demonstations, among others. As this TV series could never be broadcast again, it may be considered "ephemeral TV". This was originally broadcast sometime between 1950 and 1959. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Documentry, Ephemeral Television
The Magic Cloak of Oz is a 1914 film directed by J. Farrell MacDonald. It was written by L. Frank Baum and produced by Baum and composer Louis F. Gottschalk. The film is an adaptation of Baum's novel, Queen Zixi of Ix. ***** UPDATE 9 July 2010: The original upload was plagued with problems and has been replaced by a higher quality DivX file encoded directly from a new PAL DVD transfer from the original print. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Wizard of Oz, 1914, Magic Cloak, L Frank Baum, Thomas Edison
Already a wellknown name in the indie scene for his creative and kaotic meddling with old computers, Goto80 continues to bring us some of the most incredible 8-bit sonics of this world. With the "Bravo E.P." Goto80 is giving us a hearty and overdriven welcome in "välkomstvisan, an addictive "Semiasy" samba adventure and the dark, fuzzy madness of "Wombatman". To add some extra flavour to this release we´ve let Goto80 himself do a culinary rework on... ( 2 reviews ) Source: Candy Mind
byStillman Fires Collection; Tacoma Fire Department
In November, 1940, the newly completed Tacoma Narrows Bridge, opened barely four months before, swayed and collapsed in a 42 mile-per-hour wind. There were no casualties except a dog trapped in a car stranded on the bridge. A rescue was attempted (by the man with the pipe), but the frightened animal would not leave the car. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark to discourage relic seekers and salvage operations. The whole films can be found at:... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: stock footage, standard 4:3, historic, 1940, bridges, Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse, disaster
Episode of the 50's TV series "You Asked For It", featuring: A Hindu fakir on a bed of nails, a man shot wearing a bullet proof vest, carnival conmen, and a clown act, plus more. This was broadcast live, and this copy features original commercials for Skippy Peanut Butter. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Kinescope, Kinescopes
This is a clip of the Hydrogen Bomb test at Enewetak Atoll on November 1, 1952, and the first time one was exploded. The fireball was big enough to cover most of Manhattan Island. This clip show more of the aftermath of the nuclear cloud than do most films. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: stock footage, historic, 1952, nuclear energy, nuclear weapon, hydrogen bomb, H-bomb, Enewetak...
Another rare episode of the Classic 50's TV series "Super Circus", also featuring original commercials. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Super Circus, Kinescope, Kinescopes
'Rocky Jones, Space Ranger' - Beyond the curtain of space (1954) Chapter I, II & III aired weekly beginning April 10th, 1954. Reedited into feature length TV film "Beyond the moon". Half hour episodes were usually grouped into stories that consisted of three 'chapters' that were broadcast on successive weeks. A few of the stories were complete in one episode. Thirty six of these were grouped into 12 three-episode stories, and three were complete in one episode. Many of the... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's, Fifties, Rocky Jones, Robert Crane, Space
Episode "Black Pearls" of the "Live" 50's TV series "Martin Kane, Private Eye", which ran from 1949 to 1954. Original Air Date: 27 March 1952 and starring Lloyd Nolan. "Martin Kane" was also played by William Gargan 1949-51, Lee Tracy 1952-53 and Mark Stevens 1953-54. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, NBC, Live Television, Kinescope, Martin Kane, 1952
Episode of the soap opera "The Love of Life" from March 20, 1953. Also contains original commercials. Although not one of the better programs of the 50's, it's still a delightful little drama. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Soap Opera, Soap Operas, Retro, Daytime,...
Years ago,before you could find a million books,and thousands of web pages about the Three Stooges,would try to find information on the various members.When searching for Moe Howard,often got results for Joe Howard.I knew Moe,but not Joe.Never did know Joe until I picked up this show.Kind of a nice,charming little show from the infancy of television,and actually enjoyable.So here it is,the Gay 90's Revue,with Joe Howard,not Moe Howard.So dont just know Moe,get to know Joe! ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Joe Howard, Vaudeville, ABC, 1948
Episode of the "Live" TV series "Martin Kane, Private Eye" in which a "Crooner is murdered". Originally aired 31 January 1952. With Lloyd Nolan in the role of "Martin Kane". ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, NBC, Live Television, Kinescope, Martin Kane, 1952, Lloyd Nolan
Theatrical screen ad for one of the last pre-World War II automobiles, emphasizing Oldsmobile's adaptability under wartime conditions. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Automobiles: Advertising, World War II: Industrial production, World War II: Prewar preparedness
Comedy-Western called "Dusty's Trail". This episode is called "Androcles and the Bear". Silly, but cute. Commonly considered to be a spin-off of "Gilligan's Island". Public domain as it's copyright wasn't renewed. Running time is short as this was a syndicated show. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: 70's TV, Western, Television, Classic TV
Disc 1 Set I 01 Cold Rain & Snow 02 Beat It On Down The Line 03 Mr Charlie 04 Deal 05 Me & My Uncle 06 It Hurts Me Too 07 Dire//Wolf // 08 Black // Throated Wind 09 Chinatown//Shuffle 10 Chinacat Sunflower > 11 I Know You Rider 12 Playin' In//The Band 13 You Win Again 14 Jack // Straw 15 Casey Jones Disc 2 Set II 01 Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu 02 Mexicali Blues 03 Black Peter 04 Mexican Hat Dance// 05 //Truck//in' > 06 Drums > 07 The Other One 08 Sing Me Back... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Chris JOnes, Graham Harper, SirMick Source: aud > Pye mono cassette recorder (crappy model) with hand-held mike > mac
When ranchers learn their land has been condemned for construction of a new dam, they decide to fight. When they delay the construction, they are promised a pipeline... but there is no intention of actually building a pipeline. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Western, Three Mesquiteers, John Wayne
Misc episode of the popular 50's TV series "You Asked For It", featuring a Wrestling Chimpanzee, a Jive Pianist, and the secrets of Card Sharks. Also features original commercials. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties